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12:09 pm
Fri May 22, 2009

Paducah Man Shot, Flips Car

Regional Headlines
11:42 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Debris Collects Exceeds 3 Million Cubic Yards

Murray, KY – Since January's ice storm contractors for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have collected more than 3 million cubic yards of debris in the Commonwealth's westernmost counties. Department spokesperson Keith Todd says work is completed in Carlisle, Livingston, and Calloway counties. Clean-up efforts will continue throughout the region.

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Regional Headlines
11:38 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Two more break-ins reported in Paris

Paris, TN – Two more burglaries have occurred in Paris since a string of break-ins Tuesday morning on Tyson Road. Sergeant Ricky Watson says a thief broke into a Lankford road residence sometime Tuesday and stole about $200. A Hardy Street resident also reported that her door had been kicked open Wednesday afternoon and someone had stolen a $1,200 laptop, a DVD player and DVDs. Watson says the police have not connected these burglaries to the Tyson Road break-ins and are still searching for suspects.

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11:30 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Motorcycle Safety

Frankfort, KY – Now that Memorial Day weekend is here, motorcyclists are pulling their bikes out of storage and hitting the highways. Kentucky State Police Commissioner Rodney Brewer says the number of registered motorcycles in the state is rapidly increasing.

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Regional Headlines
11:28 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Second Fort Campbell Suicide This Month

Fort Campbell, KY – Reports say two Fort Campbell soldiers have committed suicide this month. That brings the total suspected suicides this year at the base to fourteen. Military officials have declined to identify the victims. But the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle reports 911 logs Monday night indicate enlisted man Jacob Woods shot himself. Responding officers found Woods dead on the scene. The other victim remains anonymous. Local and national army officials continue to work to reduce the rising number of suicides in the military.

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Local Features
11:14 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Pickin' Party returns to Land Between the Lakes

Land Between the Lakes, KY – Front Porch co-host John McMillen emcees an old time music festival today at the Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes. The version of Sloop John B you're hearing features Mark Dvorak who'll be there. Pickin' Party organizer Cindy Earls tells Kate Lochte more about it.

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Local Features
11:09 am
Fri May 22, 2009

May interview with Murray State University President

Murray, KY – Every month, WKMS News Director Chad Lampe sits down with MSU President Dr. Randy Dunn to talk about what's going in and around the Murray State community. This month, they discuss the relevance of Kentucky's Council on Postsecondary Education.

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Local Features
11:01 am
Fri May 22, 2009

New Madrid Seismic Zone may be going dormant

Murray, KY – As long as humans have inhabited the Four Rivers region, they've known the ground beneath their feet, and ours today as well, is less than stable. However, a new report released last month says the New Madrid Seismic Zone may be going dormant. Todd Hatton spoke with one of the study's authors, and with a geologist who disagrees, about what the fault line is doing these days, and what it might do tomorrow.

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Local Features
10:57 am
Fri May 22, 2009

Kentucky economists offer new revenue forecast

Frankfort, KY – After reviewing a litany of gloomy economic indicators, ad advisory panel of Kentucky economists is preparing to offer state leaders a new revenue forecast on which to base possible budget revisions. Kentucky Public Radio's Tony McVeigh has more.

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Local Features
10:50 am
Fri May 22, 2009

"The Great Buck Howard" at Maiden Alley Cinema

Paducah, KY – The name "John Malkovich" and the word "quirky" may be tailor-made for one another, but the southern Illinoisan (he's from Christopher, 20 miles outside Carbondale) never fails to bring a humanity to his roles, no matter how odd. Malkovich gets to indulge his comedic chops in the film, "The Great Buck Howard," with Colin Hanks. I spoke with Larry Thomas about this story of a down-on-his-luck mentalist, playing this week at Paducah's Maiden Alley Cinema.

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